The coordination centre for the German Gene Bank for Roses is the Europa-Rosarium, located in Sangerhausen. It is the world’s largest collection of roses, currently comprising around 8600 rose species and varieties (approx. 80,000 individual plants). This includes around 500 wild rose species, from all natural distribution areas of this class, in a 12.5 hectare area. Together with its partners, the Europa-Rosarium holds a prestigious selection of rare rose species in the German Gene Bank for Roses and donates plant material for cultivation and research. The Federal Plant Variety Office has been a collection partner of the German Gene Bank for Roses since 2011.
Additional information on the German Gene Bank for Roses can be found on the website of the Europa-Rosarium located in Sangerhausen. Information on genetic resources relating to roses can be accessed on the German Gene Bank for Roses database.
Europa-Rosarium Stadt Sangerhausen
Steinberger Weg 3